The tiger quoll, a carnivorous marsupial native to Australia, hasn’t been seen by humans in more than a decade.That is, until last month when a resident of the Otway Ranges was treated to a rare visit from the endangered animal outside of his laundry room, Anthony Stewart of ABC News reports.
“There was a ginger and white spotted animal that sort of looked like an oversized possum,” homeowner Matt Morton told the website.
Morton sent a remnant of the animal’s feaces for DNA testing, which confirmed that the furry visitor was in fact the elusive tiger quoll.
The tiger quoll, which is listed as endangered by the Australian Government, faces pressures from habitat loss, predators and their tendency to live in low densities
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